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What does Murtagh mean?

Murtagh Pronunciation of Murtagh [murtagh] as a boys' name has the meaning "sea". Murtagh is a variant form of Murdock (Scottish, Gaelic): media magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Associated with: sea.


2 different relations via Murdock: Murdoch and Murtaugh.

Creative forms:
(male) Mertagh, Murtavi, ..

(female) Murtai, Murtane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Murtagh Alexandre (M.A.), ..

How popular is Murtagh?

Murtagh is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#15745 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Murdock is the only popular alternative form of Murtagh (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. This form of Murtagh was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1890-1899. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Murdock in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Murtagh and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Burgh, Curragh, Darragh, Montagu, Murough (see Murrow), Murray, Murrough, Murton, Mustafa and Mustapha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Murtagh.

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